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Regular Services:
Saturday Vigil: 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Divine Liturgy: 10:00 a.m.

Full Service Schedule:

Phone: (734) 475-4590
Address: 9900 Jackson Rd., Dexter, MI 48130-9426
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Coming Back to Church We Welcome You! 
13/6/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Perhaps it has been some time since you came to Church maybe even since your childhood. Please know that we WELCOME you at St. Vladimirs. The Church is here for you our Lord became incarnate for the salvation of all. If you have been away for a while please consider this your invitation: we WELCOME you at St. Vladimirs! Please contact Fr. Gregory at 734-649-5746 or ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org with questions or concerns. Rest assured you will be welcome as a part of our parish family!
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Weekly Educational Offering 
13/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

We present here a short educational offering for both children and adults on the upcoming Sunday's principle Gospel reading so that all can better prepare for the Divine Services. Parents are asked to review the childrens portion with their children. It is very important for us to attend the Divine Services on Sundays and whenever else we are able, but in addition it is our spiritual responsibility to educate ourselves and our families in the faith. It is our hope that this mid-week offering will be an aid in this regard. Please contact Fr. Gregory with questions or suggestions.

For Adults: an explanation of this coming Sunday's Gospel reading from Blessed Theophylact:

https://chrysostompress.org/c_3rd_pentecost.html

For children, from the Antiochian Archdiocese (various age groups):

http://ww1.antiochian.org/sites/default ... 6-17-a.pdf
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No Cell Phones in Church Please 
12/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Please be courteous to your fellow worshipers and be sure to turn off your cell phone when entering the church, or at the very least turn the ringer to the vibrate function. When traveling in Russia Fr. Gregory saw this sign: "Those cell phones that ring in church will be submerged in Holy Water!". We will not go that far, but we hope this helps you remember how important it is to turn off your phone...

Thank you for you attention to this important matter!
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
11/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

You need not be despondent. Let those be despondent who do not believe in God. For them sorrow is burdensome, of course, because besides earthly enjoyment they have nothing. But believers must not be despondent, for through sorrows they receive the right of sonship, without which is impossible to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

+ St. Barsanuphius of Optina
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ORPR Camper Meeting is June 13 
6/6/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

WHEN: Sunday, June 13, 2018 ~ 3:00-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Fr. Gregory's Home - if you don't know where that is email info@stvladimiraami.org
WHAT: Camp starts in only 1 month! Getting ready, working on badges, Varka!

WHO: Lead by Michael Joyce

BRING VARKA CLOTHES!

PRESENT AND FUTURE CAMPERS ARE WELCOME AT THIS EVENT. If you are planning to go to camp for the first time this year please be sure to join us!

More information: 734-649-5746 or ogrisha@stvladimiraami.org

SOME PARENTAL HELP WOULD BE GOOD AT THIS ACTIVITY - PLEASE JOIN US IF YOU CAN PARENTS!

Sign up: https://goo.gl/forms/TkwVT1xwFmAz4vOF2
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Vacation Bible School Dates + Planning 
5/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The dates for the 2018 Vacation Bible School are July 16-20. We need to form our VBS planning committee and begin to meet and plan very soon. EVERYONE can help! Please visit this link ASAP to volunteer your time, treasure, or talent to this important ministry!

https://goo.gl/forms/CKKVrNqsq4mknIn12
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Monday First Things: Teachings of the Holy Fathers 
4/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Lord did not come to make a display. He came to heal and to teach suffering men. For one who wanted to make a display the thing would have been just to appear and dazzle the beholders. But for Him Who came to heal and to teach the way was not merely to dwell here, but to put Himself at the disposal of those who needed Him, and to be manifested according as they could bear it, not vitiating the value of the Divine appearing by exceeding their capacity to receive it.

+ St. Athanasius the Great
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Divine Liturgy Explained 
2/6/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

The Divine Service we attend most often is the Divine Liturgy. We know it, but do we know it? The better we understand the Divine Liturgy the more we will engage in this "work of the people", and the more we will get from it. Or perhaps better put, the more it will transform us. And since we are seeking to be transformed into the children of God, should we not take the time to delve more deeply into the Divine Liturgy - the most theologically significant Divine Service? That is a purely rhetorical question of course, since the answer must be "yes"! The article below is a classic of the 20th century, written by one of the most influential theologians of that time. That time was not that long ago - and this article is well, well worth the read!

http://orthodoxinfo.com/general/pomaz_lit.aspx
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Festival Sponsorship Committee - Join Us! 
29/5/18, 06:00 PM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

I was appointed head of the Sponsorship Team for the festival at the last meeting of the planning committee. I wont be able to visit too many stores or vendors - that is just the reality of my schedule, but I can help coordinate this important work. The work really is important - our most profitable festivals have had an active sponsorship component. Please consider: could you volunteer to help in your area? Are you good working with people? Do you work in sales? This is one of those things where success only comes before work in the dictionary. We have to knock on X number of doors to get Y number of sponsorships. We have to work to be successful. The earlier we start the better. Please contact me if you can help! This will be fun and this will be a huge help to the festival and our parish!

Fr. Gregory
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THANK YOU! Divine Services Every Morning and Every Evening May 21-26 
29/5/18, 06:00 AM
Posted by Fr. Gregory

Thank you to all who made it possible for us to serve Divine Liturgy and Evening Divine Services this last week! To those who sang, to those who served, to those to read, to those who helped in so many other ways: THANK YOU!!! It is a great blessing for our parish to have had ordinations last Sunday, and part of that blessing is the great opportunity to serve the Divine Services daily the week following the ordinations. This week we came together as a parish family and made this happen. This should show us that if we all work hard and ask the Lord to bless us in our work that He indeed will, and that trusting in God all that is for His glory is possible for us. May God continue to bless and guide us!
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